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john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >>> sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus, warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> 30,000 pages of e-mails. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. >>> president obama holds his first full news conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing
after the pentagon says two iranian fighter jets shot the a u.s. drone aircraft. it happened last thursday in international air space east of kuwait, 16 miles off the coast of iran. at the time the predator drone with his on a routine maritime surveillance mission. pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins us now. could this be considered an act of war? >> the pentagon spokesman george little was asked that yesterday and he deferred. he said he wouldn't go there. look, make no mistake, carol, this raises tensions in the persian gulf, doesn't it? bullets flying through the air. this is not what anyone wants to see in this vital oil shipping lane area. the iranians this morning saying they will respond to any further transgressions. the u.s. insisting it was in international air space, routine surveillance mission. i think the question is, what happens if this does happen again? you know, nobody really knows. will the iranians take more aggressive action? will the u.s. military respond? it's very concerning because of the economic essentialness, the economic vitality of that very a
sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned by the time sequestration was over the u.s. would have the smallest ground force since 1940, smallest navy since 1915 and smallest air force ever. a bleak prediction which ignores the quantum leap in weapons technology. as the president pointed out in the debate no other country comes close. >> we spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined. >> reporter: sequestration would not change that. according to the center for budget assessment it's not the size of the cuts about $50 billion a year that's damaging but the fact that they
a little depressing here, but the report is from senator tom coburn. he's taking aim at wasteful pentagon spending. he says the department of defense has become the department of everything. take a look at some of the programs he found the pentagon had paid for in recent years including a symposium in which they discussed the topic "did jesus die for klingons too" on the implications for christi christianity if exterstrials were discovered. they also a studied slang on twitter. dod overhead is larger than the gdp of israel and the uae. he recommends $67.9 billion in savings in ten years are cut out of the pentagon budget by going afr some of the things he lists here. so a lot of wasteful spending here being highlighted over at the pentagon by a republican which is interesting. >> all right. eamon, thanks very much. maria. >> thank you so much. as you just heard, billions of dollars being wasted just in the defense department alone. yet, it is the tax revenue side of the fiscal fight that's getting all the attention, bill. >> it's always a time to put spending cuts front and center in this
't learn about it until two-days after the presidential election that's because the pentagon spokesman george little just said the drone's mission was classified. back to you in new york. >>> peter doocy, live in washington, thank you. >> this disclosure by the obama administration after the election is what charles krauthammer is talking about this morning. he was giving his take on special report last night. this is an attempt to hide the information until after the election he says. >> let's start with the timing. remember the administration so-called politicizing foreign affairs over benghazi. we have an incident that occurs we have an election five days later we hear nothing about it until two-days after the election. we spent $60 billion a year. they didn't hide it until after the election. second is the response. that is an act of war. as a serious act of war we are the protectors and defenders in the shipping of the move. what is our response? we are going to continue as little. we let them know to continue on the flight. how about you shouldn't be doing this this is untolerabl
of defense of really becoming the department of everything. he says the pentagon's wasting a lot of money and he's found examples in the pentagon spending money on things like a study for a question of did jesus die for cling-ones, too. they've sponsored a discussion series in which they talk about the implications for christianity of the discovery of extraterrestrial life. they also financed studies of a new type of beef jerky that's flat, kind of like a fruit roll-up instead of round like a slim jim. all sorts of other details in this report. but in all seriousness, what coburn has done here is sort of laid out the pentagon's overhead budget just the overhead next to the gdp of several major nations. take a look at where the pentagon's overhead ranks. if you ranked it pass a country, it is just below portugal there and just above the country of israel if you look at dod overhead as a separate country. then coburn has some recommendations here for key areas to make savings, including canceling non-military research and development like that cling-on conference. phasing out dod schools th
. >>> and back to the news this morning. the pentagon revealing that iran has made a provocative, new move against the u.s. >> defense department officials just confirmed that iranian war planes shot at an american predator drone that was flying over the persian gulf in international air space last week. the drone wasn't hit. but the pentagon disclosure only came after news organizations learned of the attack. talk about the last to know. >>> several members of s.e.a.l. team six, including one on the mission to kill osama bin laden have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s, apparently con cu consulted with the makers of a video game. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr., who is currently being treated for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for using campaign funds for personal purchases. but jackson coasted to victory on tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite his absence on the campaign trail. >>> a new development this morning in the case of the tenn
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at the pentagon for us. good morning. tell us, what is the status of the investigation right now? >> well, good morning, alina. "the new york times" is now reporting this morning that the investigation actually began some months ago. but, again, the questions continue to mount. it wasn't until election night that the director of national intelligence, james clapper, was informed that this was all going on. the white house informed the next day,and the president the day after that. so how you have an fbi investigation, which whatever went on did involve looking into the matters of general david petraeus, your cia director, and the president isn't informed. this is one of the key questions congress, the congressional committee's concerned, they weren't informed. so expect to see a lot more about this for the next many days. >> barbara, let's talk a little bit more about that. as you mentioned the white house wasn't notified until 5:00 p.m. on election night. the president wasn't told until the thursday after election day. house and senate intelligence committees weren't told until last week. i kn
story live at the pentagon for us this evening. jennifer, the fbi interviews the mistress for what i'm told is the second time earlier this month. and determined nobody committed any crimes here. >> right, but there are still some questions, shep, especially about why paula broadwell mentioned at that october 26th speech that she gave in denver, colorado, in which she told the audience that one of the motivations of the benghazi attacks may have been that the cia was holding libya militia men prisoner. the question did she learn that from general petraeus, because sources confirmed to fox that the report may be true. the prisoners are being looked at as a motivating factor for those attackers at the consulate and annex. >> shepard: jennifer, jen petraeus is also now talking about some emails sent anonymously said to be by his mistress to another woman. >> well, this is what really started this whole investigation by the fbi. there were emails, anonymous emails that were sent. they were harassing emails to a friend of the petraeus family, jill kelly. she has been -- she and her husban
up january 1, if congress doesn't act. plus, another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced a second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal, because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capital hill leaders signaled compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i want to work together, but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> i'm not suggesting we compromise on our principles, but i am suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can see common ground where it exists and seize it. >> reporter: post election, the same president, the same balance of power in congress, and the same problems that divided a nation. now, you might recall, before the election, president obama said if re-elected, which now he has been, he thinks he can come up with a deficit deal within six months. the clock is now ticking. lynn? >> sure is. tracie, thanks. well, bill kari
at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced a second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capitol hill leaders signaled compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i want to work together, but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> i'm not suggesting we compromise on our principles, but i am suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can see common ground where it exists and seize it. >> reporter: post election, the same president, the same balance of power in congress, and the same problems that divided a nation. you might remember before the election the president said he thought he could come up with a deficit deal within six months of being re-elected. lynn, now the clock is ticking. >> now we'll see. thank you. now that the dust is settling, last night on "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton stroke to obama campaign strategist
're being punished for divulging classified information to the game's maker. >>> the pentagon says iranian aircraft fired twice at an unarmed u.s. drone patrolling the persian gulf last week. the shots missed and the drone was unharmed. >>> and next week, a house panel will hold a hearing on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. shell shocked. that is how a campaign adviser describes mitt romney's reaction after giving his concession speech. this according to cbs news. insiders tell nbc news the campaign closed down so quickly some staffers couldn't even use their campaign-funded credit cards to pay for their taxis home that night because they'd been deactivated. >>> florida secretary of state says he hopes to finally have full election results by saturday, but the romney campaign says either way it won't bother contesting the numbers. >>> look fast because this is probably all you'll ever see of president elect romney's website. it accidently went live just
faces a serious new foreign policy challenge. there's word today from the pentagon that in the closing days of the election campaign iranian jets fired on a u.s. drone. let's get the details from our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. what are you learning, barbara? >> wolf, it was last thursday just one week ago we now know two iranian russian made jets very workable flew out into the persian gulf into international air space according to the pentagon and fired at a predator drone, a u.s. air force predator drone that the pentagon says was on a routine surveillance mission. although that mission was classified. here's what the pentagon had to say about it all. >> we believe this is the first time that an unmanned aircraft has been shot at over international waters in the arabian gulf. >> is that an act of war? >> i'm not going to get into legal labels. the reality is that we have a wide range of options as i said before to protect our assets and our forces in the region and will do so when necessary. we have communicated to the iranians that we will continue to conduct surveillance
. we're on the road in chicago. the pentagon has confirmed that iran fired at a pilotless u.s. drone last week, but missed its target. pentagon spokesperson george little insisted the incident occurred in international, not iranian, airspace, and vowed that u.s. surveillance flights will continue. >> the incident occurred over international waters approximately 16 nautical miles off iranian coast line. the united states has communicated to the iranians we will continue to conduct surveillance flights over international waters over the arabian gulf and our commitment to the security of the region. we have a wide range of options and diplomatic to military to protect our military assets and forces in the region and will do so when necessary. >> the news comes as the obama administration announced a new round of sanctions against iran, its first foreign policy initiative since tuesday's election. the 2012 election has officially come to a close after a final vote count confirmed president obama won the state of florida. there romney's campaign conceded florida on thursday with obama ahe
. >> reporter: it turns out a pentagon investigation later concluded by mid 2009 there was no tactical or strategic value to the outpost the by then so many paid the ultimate price, including lieutenant ben keating, a gung ho former president of young republicans and son of baptist ministers. killed in november 2006. >> and you have to think to yourself all the stories that do get out there, how many thousands don't. you know, who sacrificed like those guys and their families have. >> you mentioned jake tapper on kimmel, right? >> yes. he's going to be on the "view." and last night. on kimmel. and the book comes out today. a very important and inspiring stories about the guys. >> great perspective to tell the stories. >> more from abc coming up next. stories. @ >>> this morning on "world news now" -- breaking developments in the widening scandal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now being investigated in connection with this growing controversy. it's tuesday, november 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, t
. >> budget for the pentagon and other programs will be slashed next year. republicans and democrats said they will try to avoid that at all costs. we found while it could spell financial disaster, many people don't know what the fiscal cliff means to them. ktvu's tom vacar is live with how the outcome could effect all of us. >> reporter: the railroad is upgrading the tracks. but we are near the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> i don't. >> reporter: do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> the fiscal cliff? no. i haven't heard of that. >> i haven't a clue what a fiscal cliff is. >> never heard of that term. >> reporter: you will and soon. >> enormous changes that are scheduled to happen around new year's day. >> the president and congress passed a law. absent a deal, tax increases for everyone. massive budget cuts and a reduction of the federal budget. >> large cuts in defense spending. large cuts in non-defense spending. what that means is the government will buy fewer things. hundreds of billions of dollars less. >> reporter: government will have less
. cnn's barbara starr is following that story from the pentagon. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. well, look, at least at this point, there's no indication publicly of a national security breach. but that doesn't mean the questions aren't growing. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are questioning the timing behind the revelation. house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi employee told him in october about the petraeus affair. by that time an fbi investigation was already under way. the fbi told the director of national intelligence james clapper on election night, according to a senior u.s. intelligence official. the white house says it was notified the day after the election, and the president the following day. that doesn't make sense to house homeland security chairman peter king. >> this seems to have been going on for several months yet now it appears they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> "the new york times" reports the fbi actually started its investigation late this summer. the h
and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified material on her computer. as of yet the fbi doesn't believe that came from petraeus but it is illegal. more bill
skess about him and the pentagon investigation and alleged behavior does the president have faith that general allen can continue to lead the war in afghanistan. he's under investigation by the pentagon. >> can i tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold general allen's notion as supreme allied commander europe, pending the investigation of his conduct by the department of defense i.d. the president remains focused on fully supporting our extraordinary troops and coalition partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done so ably for over a year. meanwhile, the president has nominated general dunford to be the next commander and reiterates his belief that the senate should act swiftly to confirm him, his hearings are this week. >> is it accurate to say the president has full faith in general allen? >> he believes he's doing and done an excellent job at isaf and i refer you to the pent
but the pentagon is just now talking about this. iranian fighter jets firing on an unarmed air force drone in the persian gulf. pentagon officials say the drone which was conducting routine surveillance and international air space was not hit and they say iran's been told that u.s. surveillance flights in the region will continue. >>> new developments in a long and difficult recovery from superstorm sandy here in the northeast. new york city and long island have now joined new jersey in imposing a gas rationing system. >> incredible. >> the odd/even day rationing is based on license plate numbers. mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo say it's designed to shrink extremely long gas lines and get the fuel supply back to normal. >> poor folks. fema is sending trailers into some of the areas hardest-hit by superstorm sandy. craig fugate says they have several hundred mobile homes that are available to help all the displaced residents in new york and new jersey. he said at least 40 trailers have already been dispatched. new york and new jersey officials will determine where the houses will be plac
on that night. general joseph dunford is stepping down at the marine corps's second in command. the pentagon calls both moves routine successions. also the navy has replaced charles gauuette due to recent allegations of, quote, inappropriate leadership judgment not otherwise described. there's been some tension between the state department, the cia and the pentagon in recent weeks as they've worked in the words of one official to sync up their benghazi time lines. thursday the closed door hearing intelligence officials will show senators benghazi's surveillance video with a timeline for the first time. >> sharyl, thanks. retired general richard myers is cbs news' military security analyst and former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> general myers, general petraeus served under you. you know this man well. should he have resigned? is this the kind of thing that a military man should resign who is no longer serving the military, but at the cia? >> certainly if he were still in the military, yes, he should have resigned. i think anybody in charge
appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between general allen and jill kelley, the petraeus family friend at the center of this increasingly strange scandal. the fbi has turned over 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents found during the probe. many are e-mails between allen and kelley sent over the last two years. it was kelley, petraeus' former deputy in tampa, who went to the fbi about threatening e-mails she was receiving. they were eventually traced back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, spurring the investigation that led to the cia director's resignation. meantime, overnight, nearly a dozen federal agents descended on paula broadwell's home. spending 4 1/2 hours going floor to floor, leaving with a desktop computer, cardboard boxes and a briefcase. authorities say broadwell consented to the search. just a few hours earlier "washington post" reporter vernon loeb who spent 16 months working side-by-side with broadwell on her biography of petraeus, told the newspaper's
and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned into the police. more bill is right after the break. stay with us. we have a big, big hour
will help direct you through there. 395 at the pentagon. traffic flowing freely continuing out towards the 14th street bridge. traffic flowing freely there and 50 headed past eastern, all lanes are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> bomb shell dropped in the political world over the weekend. ci ah, director david patraeus resigns. raises a lot of questions and stands the impact of major foreign policy issues facing the obama administration. what happens in the deadly attack in libya. joining us this morning deputy white house editor for politico. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> whenever we see stories like this come out, scandal really, those details leak out. what do we know? >> he was having an affair. the woman involved was his buyographer and appears to been prompted into threatening e-mails he stoent another woman who was working down in florida and that there was some level of threat that she had given that had been so great the fbi started investigating her e-mail and in investigating her e-mail found all of these messages back and forth th
of dollars in spending cuts the pentagon and all other federal agencies across washington, which could lead to job cuts, especially in this area. families with children would see their taxes go up as much as $4,700 a year. people might start having to pay the ate tax, another big tax people have to pay, leave it at that. and a host of other things. taxpayers would be paying more and government get smaller in a disasterrous way. >> how did we get here? >> last summer there were the negotiations over the debt ceiling about expanding our borrowing limit. as part of the agreement, they said we're going to put the tax cuts, sorry, tax increases and budget cuts in place, and they left that out there hanging, saying we have to somehow avoid this. let that be the carrot. they've been chasing this carrot and they've only got about another month and a half to go, and they have to get this sorted out before it begins. reports at least this week that say if those tax increases happen, if the budget cuts occur, we could slip back into a recession, the unemployment rate might jump over 9%. look what happ
, an amazing set of possibilities and shaving $55 billion out of the pentagon budget next year, a million and a half jobs are at risk. as the president is so fond of saying, alexian's do have consequences. we had our election. here are just some of the consequences. another brutal blow to of victims of hurricane sandy. high wind, rain, and snow as a potent nor'easter it dumps on survivors of sandy's devastation . president obama secures a second term with wins in crucial swine's -- swing states. what can we expect in the next four years? the "a-team" is here. where republicans go from here? governor romney fail to attract major voting blocs, women, youth, blacks, and hispanics. does the blame falls on the can it is? the party? and klein and brad blackmun joined us to talk about the future of the gop. ♪ says ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy inhe u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one ason over 75% of our mutual fu
of the pentagon budget next year, a million and a half jobs are at risk. as the president is so fond of saying, alexian's do have consequences. we had our election. here are just some of the consequences. another brutal blow to of victims of hurricane sandy. high wind, rain, and snow as potent nor'easter it dumps on survivors of sandy's devastation . president obama secures a second term with wins in crucial swine's -- swing states. what can we expect in the next four years? the "a-team" is here. where republicans go from here? governor romney fail to attract major voting blocs, women, youth, blacks, and hispanics. does the blame falls onthe can it is? the party? and klein and brad blackm joined us to talk about the rachel quit the corporate grind to start her own interior design business. she's got a growing list of clients she keeps in touch with using e-mail marketing from constantcontact.com. constantcontact is easy and affordable. it lets her send out updates and photos that showcase her expertise and inspire her customers for only $15 a month. [ dog barking ] her dream -- to be the area'
business. >> for the first time in his eye ran fighter jets opened fire on unmanned u.s. drone. pentagon says last thursday the drone was conducting routine surveillance in international airspace off the coast of iran. planes fired multiple rounds but they missed. >>> red cross says it can not cope with the worsening situation in syria. agency says the humanitarian situation is getting worse despite the scope of the operation increasing. meanwhile syrian president is vowing never to flee the country. he says he will die in syria if he has to. now he doesn't think the west will get involved in the bloody 19 month old conflict but he warns against foreign military intervention. >> the praise of this invasion if it happened is going to be world war because if you have problem in syria and casualty in the region. it will have domino effect that will effect the world from the atlantic to the pacific. >>reporter: his comments came after british prime minister cameron said that he pushed president obama to make syria a higher priority and possibly lift arms embargo in order to boost the re
this woman jill kelley. he did get backing from the pentagon. >> no one should lead to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading the forces. he has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both of these cases. >> let me begin with general allen who i think has been smeared by an fbi investigation that got out of control. the allenes knew the kellies in tampa for a couple of years. more than half of the e-mails involved mrs. allen or mrs. kelly they are dealing with various arrangements. >> there are some who see this as a big distraction from a much larger issue that's the congressional investigation into what happened in the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law americas although some want to hear from p petraeus himself. they may be pressed to further explain what his administration knew and when. >> finally there's the approaching fiscal cliff. the tax hikes go into effect at the end of the year unless they can get together and break bred and come
assault or unprofessional relationships. the recommendations were made today at the pentagon. >>> one of the country's most powerful politicians is staying put. nancy pelosi says she'll continue her role as house minority leader. >> it isn't about the gavel although we like to have it. it's about the unity we share, it's about the important work we can do and it's about thinking a little longer term, a little longer term of the path our country is on and where we would go. >> the 72-year-old pelosi made the big announcement this morning in washington. you can see she was flanked by democratic women in the house. the house democrats are united in leading the country longterm. >>> president obama defending his ambassador on the comments she made about benghazi. >> the first news conference since being re-elected, president obama touched on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearin
.c. could face layoffs if these automatic pentagon cuts are allowed to go forward. at the white house this afternoon the president spoke in front of what the administration called average americans. those special era tax cuts would expire. add to that deep spending cuts that will kick in. all of this has economists warning tonight of a double dip recession and possible rise of the unemployment rate up to 9.1%. >> the american people are looking for cooperation. they are looking for consensus. they are looking for common sense. most of all, they want action. i intend to deliver for them in my second term, and i expect to find willing partners in both parties to make that happen. so let's get to work. >> earlier this week the president and i had a short conversation. it was cordial. i think we both understand that trying to find a way to avert the fiscal cliff is important for our country. >> reporter: there were no solutions offered today, but there were inklings of what the deal on the early stages might look like. speaker boehner has already proposed putting all of these fiscal cuts
an audience right now. if you're planning to head northbound on 395 pentagon to the 14th street bridge, you're okay. now we'll take a live look or actually to a map again. bw parkway route 50 through cheverly looks great. no problems in the northeast corridor. one more live look outside. this time we'll head over to the beltway at the american legion bridge. no issues to report here. i'll be back at 6:00. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. >>> making news at 5:49, syrian activists say antigovernment groups have reached a preliminary deal to form a new opposition leadership. opposition factions have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group opposing syrian president bashar al-assad to present a united front. >>> early this morning greek lawmakers passed their 2013 budget as thousands protested outside the parliament building. the budget includes deep spending cuts and tax hikes. the euro zone countries are meeting today to discuss additional loans to keep greece if going bankrupt. >>> president obama is inviting labor and business leaders to the white hou
's pentagon talk. clearly it was political. shear michelle malkin. >> par fort course for the most transparent administration ever. thursday, november 1, 4:50 in the morning, our predator drone was fired at by these two iranian jets and it doesn't come out until after the election? yeah, it stinks in here. but this hauls been the obama way. they accused the republicans inkressantly of voter suppressant, but they've been guilty of truth suppression. it's not just the white house that has to answer for this, but the lap dogs in the media. i would like to know, were there any outlets that were informed of them and told to keep it quiet? the same way we know that many journalists were apprised of benghazi and kept quiet about it to serve this campaign's needs before the election? again, people's blood should be boiling. >> steve: it is. >> brian: the key is the response. it's delayed. it's already diminished. we blew up an oil platform not too long ago to send a message to iran. i'm just wondering if we are sending any type of message besides valerie jarrett is not only not seemingly ready to reb
at the pentagon. when exactly will petraeus meet with the lawmakers and do we know where? >> it's a good question. first of all, as you mentioned, they are going to be having house and senate intel committee hearings today. mike morell, the acting director of the c.i.a., will be speaking to lawmakers during those hearings. david petraeus will not be attending those hearings today. we understand that he will be on capitol hill tomorrow before the house select intelligence committee. that's mike rogers, congressman mike rogers' committee, at 7:30 tomorrow morning. on friday, david petraeus is scheduled to appear before that committee. we understand he will not be addressing the f.b.i. investigation that led to his affair, but that he will be talking about benghazi exclusively and what happened there. meanwhile, the f.b.i. is still investigating how paula broadwell, his mistress, ended up with so many classified documents at her home in north carolina. agents, f.b.i. agents returned to her home on monday night. but as of now, have not found that petraeus was involved in any sort of national security
a report out what's called waistful pentagon spending. he said the department of defense has become the department of everything. he's particularly interested in darpa research spending. take a look at what he found. he focuses on a couple of particular studies including a study on cling ones. darpa paid $100,000 to sponsor a discussion series. one topic was implications for christianity if extra terrestrials are discovered. another one that co burn found was pentagon spending on better beef jerky. the foreign comparative testing program spent $1.5 million developing jerky that features flavors including salami, chipotle and turkey. this beef jerky is shaped like a fruit rollup. they also studied the politics of goldfish. darpa paid $5.2 million for a study that included goldfish. the study analyzed group behavior in goldfish and it suggested implications for human political behavior based on the way the goldfish were swimming. sarl, senator coburn said you can take $67.9 billion a year out of the pentagon budget very easily by going after a raft of programs like this. >> eamon you
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